Stuart Campbell will be the next executive director of Equality North Carolina, it was announced on Wednesday. The Texas anti-poverty advocate will be going into a battleground state where an amendment to ban same-sex marriage is being put before the voters next year. Campbell has experience with this as he was on the board of Equality Texas when they had to fight that state’s 2005 amendment. Unfortunately, that one passed.
New York City Council Member Daniel Dromm, an openly gay lawmaker
from Queens, introduced a resolution Tuesday calling on the Department
of Education to teach LGBT history and contributions in the city’s
Words and images matter. It takes courage for families like Barb, Rhea and their son Matt to tell their story. By featuring this family, the Forum of Fargo Moorhead allows more people to connect with the everyday challenges of gay and lesbian families and begins to change hearts and minds for full equality.
Today is National Coming Out Day, a day celebrated every year when people take a moment to come out – as lesbian, gay, bi, transgender, and straight allies. Sharing your story and finding support is an integral part of coming out for many young people.
Susan Gershkoff, a Lincoln lawyer specializing in estate planning, thought that the state’s recently passed civil unions law would allow her gay clients to take advantage of a significant benefit that married couples receive: an exemption from the Rhode Island estate tax.
Editorial board: "Gov. Bev Perdue finally answered a question this editorial board posed to her last month: How would she vote on a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage that N.C. lawmakers imprudently put on the state ballot for May 2012?"
Despite support from groups like the Family Research Council, Traditional Values Coalition, and National Organization for Marriage, it seems that the effort to overturn California's FAIR Education Act by referendum has failed.